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Get Recipes Now

Posted: May 12, 2020

Get Recipes Now is a browser add-on whose installation may seem like a great idea because it offers to provide you with access to a rich collection of cooking recipes that can be saved, browsed and updated through your Web browser. However, the method that the Get Recipes Now add-on uses to deliver this content is questionable – the extension does not have its own library of recipes and, instead, it works by referring users to popular online recipe libraries. Furthermore, it does this by setting your default new tab page and search engine to Search.hgetrecipesnow.com – a change that many users are likely to find to be very annoying.

While using the search engine that Get Recipes Now promotes is not a security concern, it may worsen the quality of your Web searches, and you may end up seeing a larger number of advertisements than usual. It is rarely a good idea to use non-trustworthy search engines like this one instead of trusted and proven names like Google, Bing, Yahoo or DuckDuckGo.

Users who are using an up-to-date anti-malware protection suite are unlikely to be bothered by Get Recipes Now since the scanner will identify this software as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and recommend its removal.